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Address: 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD
Phone Number:
13012832113
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park, managed by the Accokeek...

The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park, managed by the Accokeek Foundation, is a living history outdoor museum featuring a 18th century farmhouse and tobacco barn, heritage breed animals, nature trails, geocaching, picnic facilities, fishing pier, and Potomac River access for kayaking or SUP sports. March - December, weekend interpreters dress in period clothing guide visitors on a time-travel adventure as they explore modern day environmental issues through the lens of history. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and there is no admission fee to enjoy this peaceful, hidden gem on the Potomac River. The Visitor Center and gift shop offers refreshments and light snacks, as well as books, toys, and locally-made gifts and souvenirs. Get your passport stamp here - as Piscataway Park is one of the more than 400 national parks in the United States.

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A LOOK AT 18TH CENTURY FARM LIFE IN MARYLAND

The National Colonial Farm is located in part of Piscataway Park. Both are units of the National Park Service. The farm is managed by the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The National Colonial Farm is located in part of Piscataway Park. Both are units of the National Park Service. The farm is managed by the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. As its name implies, it’s a working farm that demonstrates how a typical farming family lived in America’s 18th century Colonial Period and preserves farming practices and heritage breed animals... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited the National Colonial Farm on a Sunday afternoon, walking around the grounds and observing the wildlife and buildings. We didn't do a guided tour, as we weren't interested in staying too long, but that meant we probably didn't get the full experience. It was neat to walk around, and I expect it'd be educational for kids. Definitely a... More 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I hate to give any unit of the National Park Service less than 5 stars, but the farm just didn't rate that high on my first visit. I expected period buildings and I got some beautiful photos, but there were hardly any of the heritage breed animals or any information on heirloom seeds like the website promises. Plus there were... More 

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Accokeek, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful evening of crafts ,caroling, and great bon-fire. We'll definitely add it next years Christmas plans

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

wasn't planing on going to this park however I must say it put together very well park at the visitor center (Note your GPS will NOT take you there) enter 13551 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 and it will take you to the main park entrance and visitor center there are several trails of which I hiked about... More 

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Accokeek, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This park/museum shows what it was like for middle class farmers in Maryland in 1770. They had many struggles that their neighbors across the river (George Washington's Mount Vernon) did not have to. Much of the summer and fall were spent preparing to have what was needed to survive the winter. Special programs like the Food For Thought day help... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Piscataway Park is part of the National Park system. Set right across from Mount Vernon, the land was purchased by visionaries who restored President Washington's estate to preserve the view. The park has a number of interesting trails as well as two docks on the Potomac that are good fishing venues. The farm was built in 1958 to represent life... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a great little farm to visit. Across the Potomac from Mount Vernon, it's a nice drive from DC and I'd assume fun for families. On our recent visit there we got to see feeding time: the calf (Bonita, a "total puppy" as described by one staff member), pigs and chickens. It was loud! The animals are clearly well... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

A quite and beautiful place to stop by if you happen to be in the area. It will bring you back to imagine how an ordinary tobacco farmer family might have lived during the Colonial time. It has a working farm with farm animals and crop, a display garden that contrasts the "necessity stomach fulfilling growing" of a typical working-class... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

This is a beautiful spot with a view across the Potomac River of Mount Vernon, a view not many see. The viewshed of the Maryland shoreline a feature of Mount Vernon of which they are most proud. The National Colonial Farm, located in Piscataway National Park, is a major contributor in making this viewshed possible. The National Colonial Farm, as... More 

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